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- Brahmin - priests
- Kshatriya - warrior, ruler, politician, administrative worker
- Vaishya - trader, merchant, farmer
- Shudra - peasant, servant
- "Untouchables", or dalits - came much later after the other four groups and consisted of people who swept ashes after cremations or who tanned animals' skins.
There is also caste in other countries.